Facilitated by Graeme Goodwin of RhythmWorks you will learn to play the Djembe drum using proven traditional techniques originating in the training schools in Guinea Conakary for the Djoliba (the National Drum and Dance Ballet of Guinea Conakary).
You will learn an effective system of percussion technique used and respected by the Kamara family, from Guinea Conakary, teaching you to Apply correct technique, posture and tempo with meditation, learning how to 'free your mind' and utilize your true natural 'in the moment' energy.
You will also learn African Rhythms and experience Rhythm and Melodie, learning introduction and rhythm variation patterns arrangements with Graeme. After a good foundation in Tempo, Technique and Rhythm has been established, Graeme will guide you into playing Melodies and solo phrases.
Graeme has played Djembe for 18 years - travelled to The Gambia, West Africa and built a Drumming Holiday Centre, Alla Leake Kunda in the Gambia West Africa. Since 1999 has trained with Thomas Camara and Gibi Camara, SuSu Djembe Masters see www.rhythmworks.co.uk
With Graeme's Djembe Meditation Percussion Technique system you will benefit;
There will be Daily yoga practice with Anna Goodwin
A popular Yogi and teacher, Anna draws upon her valuable experiences of Integral Yoga and specializes in Hatha Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation. She originally started practicing Yoga and Pilates with various teachers upon moving to the UK in 1997 and began to study yoga with commitment and devotion in 2006 trying many different styles, Ashtanga, Anusara and Vinyasa flow. In 2009 Anna gained a qualification in Exercise to Music and started teaching Yoga based fitness classes. After qualifying with Integral Yoga in early 2011 and Anna started teaching her developing style, based in Integral Yoga. Anna's classes are for all ages and abilities and include Asana, Pranayama and Meditation. Those new to Yoga are always welcome and are easily integrated into the classes. For more info visit: Anna Mridani Yoga
Our retreats, as well as offering the real African Drumming experience, combine two very effective spiritual practices - Drumming and Yoga. Both activities induce and are best practiced with a meditative approach.
There will be early morning Yoga to 'set' and provide balance for the day, calming the mind and preparing the body, for a day of continued relaxation!
In the late afternoon or early evening there will be the Djembe Rhythmworkshops which will encourage the participants to enjoy learning the therapeutic system of meditative percussion techniques. There will be daily drum meditation as well as the practice of Rhythm arrangements
(with "Yoga & Drumming Sardinia 2014" as the Subject Title)
Total Price includes Full board Accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner included) - prices can vary depending on which Villa you book & number of rooms, doubles / singles etc at Lu Nibareddu
Thank you so much for a truly amazing weekend, the yoga and drumming workshops were brilliant, loads of fun and very engaging! Such a great sense of togetherness, sharing and love from everyone! Loved every minute from start to finish. Will be back for more :) Thank you.
Namaste and best wishes,
Thanks ever so much for such a great retreat, I really enjoyed it and came home feeling great. Both the yoga and drumming tuition were very inspirational and such a perfect setting too. I look forward to attending another event with you in the future.
Beth Croft x
Hi Anna & Graeme
Great to hear from you. It was really good fun at Earth Spirit, we loved it!
Lots of love and hugs to you all,
Jez & Claudie